Philadelphia Theatre Company Announces 48th Season Starting with a Major World Premiere Musical

-Courtesy of Aversa PR & Events

Philadelphia Theatre Company (PTC) announces the company’s 48th anniversary season with a major world premiere, a Philadelphia premiere, and a modern classic that all explore the idea of liberation and being freed from social norms, barriers and stereotypes.

The 2022-23 Season gets off to an electrifying start with the world premiere of The Tattooed Lady, a new musical by co-librettists Erin Courtney and Max Vernon with music and lyrics by Max Vernon, developed with and directed by Ellie Heyman. This much-anticipated musical was first conceived as part of the Kimmel Center’s Theater Residency before being further developed and then commissioned by PTC. The story explores the lives and legacies of a century of tattooed ladies from the 1880s through the 1980s. It runs October 28 to November 20, 2022.

Next up, audiences will be introduced to the Philadelphia Premiere of Empathitrax by local writer and actress Ana Nogueira, who appeared on The Vampire Diaries and originated the role of Eliza in early workshops of Hamilton. This futuristic darkly funny sci-fi story about a young couple who turn to a breakthrough in pharmacology to save their struggling relationship runs February 10 to March 5, 2023.

The season will close with Lanie Robertson’s modern classic about one of Billie Holiday’s final performances in the City of Brotherly Love, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill. Lady Day’s songs will be center stage April 7 to April 30, 2023.

Subscription packages are now on sale from $54 – $147 (30% off single ticket prices). Subscriptions are available online at or by phone at 215-985-0420 X1. All shows are performed at PTC’s home at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre, 480 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19146. Connect with Philadelphia Theatre Company for the latest updates on social at @philatheatreco on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

The 2022-23 Season will also mark the start of a new era at Philadelphia Theatre Company.  After a nation-wide search, the Board of Directors of Philadelphia Theatre Company has found its new artistic leadership in the nationally acclaimed husband-and-wife team of Taibi Magar and Tyler Dobrowsky. Following the five-year tenure of Paige Price, who stepped down to focus on commercial theatre producing, Magar and Dobrowsky will start their official duties this September.

Philadelphia Theatre Company remains committed to the safety of its audiences, artists, volunteers and staff. Last season, PTC implemented a robust and comprehensive Covid-safety plan and upgraded its HVAC system, which uses industry standard MERV-13 filtration to reduce airborne contaminants. PTC will continue to protect the safety of the people who are in the Suzanne Roberts Theatre, and will closely monitor any changes in health regulations and adjust its safety practices accordingly. Safety policies will be clearly communicated in advance of each production.

Philadelphia Theatre Company (PTC) is a leading regional theater company that produces, develops, and presents entertaining and imaginative contemporary theater focused on the American experience.

Founded in 1974, Philadelphia Theatre Company has presented 203 World and Philadelphia premieres. More than 50 percent of PTC’s world premieres have moved on to New York and other major cities, helping to earn Philadelphia a national reputation as a hub for new play development. In 2007, PTC was instrumental in expanding Philadelphia’s thriving cultural corridor by opening the Suzanne Roberts Theatre on the Avenue of the Arts.

PTC recently announced Stephanie Kyung Sun Walters as the winner of its 2022 Terrence McNally Award. PTC congratulates Philadelphia writer, actor, professor, and artist, James Ijames (Fat Ham) who was just awarded the 2022 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Ijames was the recipient of the 2015 Philadelphia Theatre Company Terrence McNally New Play Award for his play White.

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